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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Feb 23, 2005 9:19am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: DVD data backup......

" Is it posible to burn a DVD similar to a CDR data disk so it can be read as a data disk on a DVD-ROM drive? If possible, software recomendations would be greatly appreciated! "

yes. i do this to backup my show recordings too. 4.7GB is how much each disk holds and they can be read as data disks ina DVD-ROM drive. there is a new 'dual layer' technology that is 9.6 GB per disk but the disks are more expenseive (and the burning / reading drive has to support them). as far as software? i just use nero, it came with my burner..

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Poster: GJR Date: Feb 24, 2005 2:00am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: DVD data backup......

Question: If I have my collection backed up on CDRs, and only add to my back ups from time to time, is ther any benefit to re-archiving to DVDs? Are they easier to read, will they last longer?

Just wondering.

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Poster: Jim Walent Date: Feb 24, 2005 2:57am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: DVD data backup......

The advantage of DVD's over CDR's are as follows: Single Layer DVD's hold about 4.7Gig of Data and Duel Layer hold 8.5gig as opposed to 700MB on a CDR. Doesn't take a mathematician......

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Poster: GJR Date: Feb 24, 2005 3:57am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: DVD data backup......

I can understand the math. What I meant was, are there any other benefits, outside of the obvious space savings.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Feb 24, 2005 6:53am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: DVD data backup......

it is my understanding that cd's and dvd's degrade at the same rate of time (~20-30 years?) with higher quality products / names lasting longer.

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Poster: GJR Date: Feb 25, 2005 2:23am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: DVD data backup......

Thanks Tyler.